Matt Adams puts the Cardinals ahead in NLDS Game 4 with a go-ahead three-run blast

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More seventh-inning magic from these Cardinals.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was crusing through the first six frames of Tuesday night’s NLDS Game 4 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, but Matt Holliday opened the bottom of the seventh inning with a single off the glove of second baseman Dee Gordon and then Jhonny Peralta singled to left-center field, just over the outstretched glove of Hanley Ramirez.

What happened next? How about a three-run bomb from Matt Adams, who entered the night with just six career homers against left-handers (compared to 28 against righties).

Some fans in St. Louis call him “Big City.” Others — because of his bulky build — like to call him “Big Mayo.”

That was The Biggest Mayo, and the Cardinals are now six outs from advancing to another NLCS.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.